A ban on all oral tobacco products except chewing tobacco is established in the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)-implementing decree, Legislative Decree 6/2016. Nicotine pouches were regulated in February 2022 with the approval of Law 15/2022, which created a new taxable product category in legislative Decree 504/1995, bringing them under the control of the Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM). Nicotine pouches do not fall under the TPD-implementing decree, and so are not considered either tobacco or tobacco-related products.
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the current regulatory framework in place in Italy for oral tobacco and nicotine pouches, covering all policy areas.
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Table of contents
- Executive summary
- Italy: the basics
- National regulatory framework
- Age restrictions
- Product restrictions
- Labelling and packaging
- Obligation to notify
- Retail channel restrictions
- Public usage
- Advertising and marketing
- Relevant laws
- Relevant bodies
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